Social Enterprise Leading the Fight Against Giving Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Create Lasting Change in Hygiene Globally; Illness Rates Already Reduced by 25 Percent in Sponsored Areas
Press Release – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – July 25, 2016 – Health 2 Humanity Corp.(H2H), a hygiene products company and the movement for the development of people, sustainable hygiene solutions and #NoMoreDirtyHands campaign, and its nonprofit arm Health 2 Humanity Global, launched a Crowdrise crowdfunding campaign on July 25 with the goal of raising funds to further global expansion of hygiene solutions in developing countries. This nonprofit partner exists to empower those in developing countries to have the skills and resources necessary to create lasting hygienic solutions within their communities. Proceeds from the sale of every bar of H2H all-natural soap funds the efforts of Health 2 Humanity Global. H2H aims to raise $40,000 to further hygiene products production in order to fund the nonprofit’s expansion into new countries, meaning more international vocational programs that create jobs, more scholarships for rising entrepreneurs, more skills development and education, and the implementation of sustainable hygiene solutions in developing countries.
“1.4 million people die of preventable diseases each year,” said John Cefalu, 21-year-old founder of H2H. “While our government and many nonprofits are well-intentioned to help people in these developing nations through donations and other relief efforts, giving only creates dependency. By stark contrast, the H2H model empowers. After witnessing the major hygiene problems in Kenya firsthand, I knew that I needed to help make a change, but I wanted to do it right. That’s when I started making soap in my dorm room, and the model for H2H was born. If I could make the soap myself, so could the people of Kenya – and in turn, create jobs and put an end to preventable disease caused by poor hygiene. That model has now expanded to three nations, dozens of entrepreneurs and thousands of lives impacted through sustainable hygiene solutions. In short, we teach entrepreneurs how to make hygiene products. The entrepreneurs hire staff, give away soap to local orphanages, and sell the rest at a substantially reduced cost compared to major products companies to their local communities. Hygiene is then sustainable and accessible for all within these communities. It’s true when we say, ‘soap saves lives.’”
Yet, H2H does more than just create soap. Through the development of entrepreneurial enterprises in developing countries that so far include Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, communities will not only see hygienic disparities addressed, but they will create a sustainable future without dependency on donations. To date, the H2H network has sustainably donated more than 17,000 bars of soap in seven orphanages, and cut illness rates by more than 25 percent in sponsored areas.
With the crowdfunding campaign run through Crowdrise, Cefalu and the H2H team hope to continue to expand to developing countries to create more entrepreneurs and empower them to have the skills and resources available to create lasting hygienic solutions within their communities.
About Health 2 Humanity Corp.
Health 2 Humanity (H2H) Corp goes beyond soap. It is a movement for the development of people, sustainable hygiene, and #NoMoreDirtyHands. H2H Corp believes that the purchase of everyday products can do so much more than supply big corporations. Every H2H purchase helps fund international vocational programs that create jobs, grant scholarships, develop skills, and improve the lives of people around the world. Through the development of these programs, the company plans to put an end to global health inequality. For more information, visit: www.h2hsoap.com.
About Health 2 Humanity Global
Health 2 Humanity (H2H) is a social enterprise leading the “fight against giving.” The nonprofit believes that all people deserve to have equal access to lifesaving solutions, in hopes of eradicating preventable disease globally. Through the development of entrepreneurs in low-hygiene countries, H2H not only sees hygienic disparities addressed, but the nonprofit creates a sustainable future without dependency. For more information, visit: www.h2hglobal.org.